PEAR is an ultrafast, memory-efficient and highly accurate pair-end read merger. It is fully parallelized and can run with as low as just a few kilobytes of memory.

Version 0.9.1 - January 31, 2013

  • Capped the quality scores of the overlapping region
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 0.8.1 - July 19, 2013

Version 0.9.0 - November 20, 2013

  • PEAR now can process paired-end reads where the two ends are of different length
  • Added statistics at output

Version 0.8.1 - July 19, 2013

  • Fixed numerical issue when computing empirical base frequencies
  • Added a warning when input files differ in number of lines

PEAR Manual - June 19, 2013

  • A basic version of the PEAR manual was added to the website

New mailing list- June 18, 2013

  • A google group was created to handle user support

Version 0.8 - June 18, 2013

  • Added memory options
  • Improved explanations in command-line arguments
  • Fixed usage of PHRED base